By Richard Cowley, Updated: 29/11/13
Teams: New Zealand v Australia
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Date: 30th November (Saturday)
Kick-off time: 2.30pm (Local Time), Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 1:30:00 AM, Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 12:30:00 AM, Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 3:30:00 AM, New York (U.S.A. – New York) Saturday, 30 November 2013 at 9:30:00 AM, Apia (Samoa) Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 4:30:00 AM, Paris (France) Saturday, 30 November 2013 at 3:30:00 PM, Rarotonga (Cook Islands) Saturday, 30 November 2013 at 4:30:00 AM, Nukualofa (Tonga)Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 3:30:00 AM, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 12:30:00 AM, Rome (Italy) Saturday, 30 November 2013 at 3:30:00 PM
2013 RLWC Ticket information: http://www.rlwc2013.com/tickets
2013 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other 2013 Rugby League World Cup games. The game will also be available via BBC radio Sports Extra available on the Internet http://www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra
Overview: The 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final will showcase the best two rugby league teams (Australia and New Zealand) in the world at Old Trafford in Manchester on the 30th of November 2013.
The World Cup Final has had three nations on the winners list since its inception in 1954. Australia have lifted the Trophy on nine occasions. Great Britain who have now split into the home nations have lifted the RLWC Trophy three times. New Zealand the current World Cup holders lifted the RLWC Trophy for the first time in 2008.
New Zealand are looking to go back to back in the rugby league world cup stakes when they take on Australia at Old Trafford. The Kiwis knocked England out in the semi-final with seconds remaining in a match that has already been called the greatest World Cup game ever. The Kiwis will be battle hardened for the final which may just work in their favour.
After an initial game against England in the opening match of the tournament, Australia have had a pretty easy run coming into the final. This could work against the Kangaroos. The Australian team is full of superstars and they will draw on their State of Origin experience for this RLWC final against the Kiwis.
World Cup Winners – Australia (9), Great Britain (3), New Zealand (1).
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2013 RLWC Final New Zealand V Australia teams
New Zealand team to take on Australia
Simon Mannering (c)
Sonny Bill Williams
Australian team to take on New Zealand
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